Paranoid Android returns with a new ROM for Android 10

Although Lineage OS is the most used custom ROM for Android today, the truth is that there are many other alternatives. As we discussed in the post about the 20 best custom ROMs for Android, Paranoid Android It is another of those great alternatives. The problem is that since the time of Android Nougat in 2017 we had not heard from it again. Until now, since Paranoid Android has announced its return with the publication of new ROMs based on Android 10 for 9 different mobile phone models.

"For Oreo and Pie we released builds that had the quality of a beta" say the developers of Paranoid Android. “We are happy to announce that Quartz will be our first stable release since Android Nougat. This is the first step in making Paranoid Android worth installing on your phone, and we're going to release it to many devices at once. We are also convinced that we are now able to give Paranoid Android the life it really needs to keep growing. "

The new Paranoid Android Quartz ROM has a good number of features, although unlike Lineage OS it is yes it maintains google apps (the famous GAPPS) in its base image.

Note: If you are interested in getting rid of Google apps on your Android, take a look at this post.

Features of Paranoid Android Quartz

Next we review some of the specifications and functionalities that we find in the new iteration of Paranoid Android that has just been released.

  • Google apps (GAPPS) are included in the base ZIP.
  • Security patch updated to April 2020.
  • Support for OTA updates.
  • Adaptive Playback.
  • Screen stabilization (Gimball mode).
  • SafetyNet for most devices.
  • Support for FOD (fingerprint detector on screen).
  • Paranoid Doze.
  • Support for gestures with the screen off.
  • UI adapted for vibration.
  • Extended vibration system for OnePlus mobiles.
  • Alerts interface for OnePlus.
  • OTS: On The Spot, presents a suggestion system for the user, through a snackbar design to request changes from the user.
  • Pocket mode, which detects when we carry the mobile in our pocket to prevent it from accidentally hovering over it.
  • Fast charging indicator (OnePlus phones).
  • One-finger quick setting menu drop-down.
  • Extended reboot.
  • Includes configuration reset within system settings.
  • Two taps to enter sleep mode from the lock screen or from the launcher.
  • Long press on the volume button to go to the next song.
  • Volume panel on the left for mobiles with the volume buttons on the left.
  • Notifications in the status bar adjusted for each device.
  • Customizable navigation bar.
  • Improved lock screen.
  • Support for advanced screenshots.
  • Data, Wi-Fi and VPN consumption restrictions for each application individually.
  • Swipe with 3 fingers to take screenshots.
  • Pop-up camera support.

Compatible Devices

Paranoid Android Quartz has launched with a number of quite significant ROMs.

  • Xiaomi MI 6 (sagit)
  • Xiaomi MI 9 (cepheus)
  • Xiami Redmi 5 (rosy)
  • OnePlus 3 / 3T (oneplus3)
  • OnePlus 6 / 6T (enchilada / fajita)
  • OnePlus 7 Pro (guacamole)
  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M1 (X00TD)
  • Asus Zenfone Max Pro M2 (X01BD)
  • Essential Phone (kills)

The developers have ensured that in the coming weeks and months we will see new additions to the list of supported devices. These are the models that have already been confirmed:

  • Pocophone F1 (beryllium)
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T and Redmi K20
  • Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro and Redmi K20 Pro
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Dual
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact and XZ2 Compact Dual
  • Sony Xperia XZ3 and XZ3 Dual
  • OnePlus 5 and 5T (cheeseburger / dumpling)
  • OnePlus 7, 7T, and 7T Pro (guacamoleb / hotdogb / hotdog)

If you are interested in trying the new customized version of Android 10 developed by the Paranoid Android team, you can do it from their website through the following LINK.

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